Tower 16 celebrated their newest location in Plainville, Illinois last week and invited ENSA to the party with our Mobile Training Tower. We were also able to coordinate a two day Telecom training course for their crew. We had a great time with great people, thanks again for having us!
Between April 25th-29th, three ENSA employees recertified their L3 and we hosted the Premier Services owner and his lead tech. Premier Services is a local Portland, Oregon, rope access company and level 1.
The course was co-instructed by Stephen Brown, ENSA Chief Instructor, and Robert Siegel, ENSA’s Executive Director, at ENSA’s rope access course at Mallory’s Portland, Oregon, location. There was much work done on the course to prepare it for Level 3. We added a 10’ by 10’ elevated platform and 25 new anchor points to the walls and floor which made for some very long days, but the course was a total success, consisting of 5 SPRAT level 3’s and 1 level 1.
We were at Paradise Point Resort in San Diego last week for a private summit hosted by EDF. We were doing a demo with our mobile training tower and for the first time, executed six back to back skill evolutions with the APE, all in one hour!
- Mitigation of suspension trauma of an unconscious casualty.
- Confined space extraction.
- Self rescue after a fall.
- Assisted rescue of an unreachable co-worker.
- Ladder rescue.
- Two person evacuation.
Thanks to Courtney Vertanen and her team at EDF Renewable Energy for capturing the photos for us.
We’re here at the Disney Coronado Springs Resort for NATE Unite 2015, enjoying the sunny weather and showing off our ENSA Mobile Tower. The response has been outstanding and we’re giving demos of the APE all day today.
We were able to have an official ENSA Day at the Animal Kingdom after the conference!
And when it was all said and done, the reality of winter was all too clear.
via the Wanzek newsletter “Building Strong Communications”
Tower Rescue Training Held at Los Vientos III
Wanzek team members participated in a five day Wind Turbine Authorized Instructor training course in January, 2015. This ENSA Training course is a certified training for persons with safe work at height instructor experience. Participants need a minimum of two years of working at heights, a valid safe access and rescue certification and sponsorship from their employer.
The graduating candidates are deemed proficient in the delivery of the WE1002 and WE1003 curriculum and able to certify students as “Authorized under Work at Height and Rescue” in the practical aspects of rescue and evacuation while addressing the safety fundamentals of working at height.
Wind farms are normally located in remote locations, away from a hospital or other emergency treatment facilities. This is a major concern if a worker gets hurt – how will they be treated quickly? Wind energy employers should determine the estimates of emergency medical service response times for all their wind farm locations for all times of the day and night at which they have workers on duty, and they should use that information when planning their first-aid program. The employers must ensure that medical personnel are available for advice and consultation, and that someone who is trained is available to provide first aid. See OSHA’s web page on Medical Services and First Aid for Electric Power Industry pertaining to Two-Person Rule and 4-minute Rescue.
Read more about it here.
During Rob Siegel’s ENSA Telecom Training at our new CIP Partner’ Location in Kansas City, MO a very special event happened.
The guys came down tower to find on the tailgate of their truck a Note of Appreciation along with Power Snacks chosen with care and appreciation just for our guys.
As you read the letter you immediately have a sense of pride for why Rob and his team do what they do. Bringing the climber home safely, back to their family, every night. That’s it.
ENSA provides exceptional training, under the leadership of Rob. He reminds us all why Safety is our foremost objective in all that we do. Why we teach the way we do, the attitude of all our instructors and team members, and being part of a larger Safety Company keeps our priorities in line with “Safety First”.
The guys came down tower, had snacks waiting and an incredible note of appreciation that simply made our year.
Thank you to the anonymous “Snack Angel” – Be Safe and may the ENSA Protective Angels watch over your husband and family.